Widespread Panic & Chris Robinson Brotherhood Team In Vegas
Once again, Widespread Panic opened a spring show with a cover, this time The Guess Who’s “No Sugar Tonight”/”New Mother Nature” was the call. Later in the first set, the band debuted the new original “Steven’s Cat.” The sit-in action started towards the middle of the second set, when Chris Robinson Brotherhood drummer Tony Leone helped out on percussion for the evening’s “Drums” segment. Shortly after completing a “Driving Song” sequence within a “Chilly Water” sequence, The CRB’s Chris Robinson, Neal Casal and Adam MacDougall emerged for the blues standard “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.” The trio stayed on stage for the first Widespread Panic cover of “New Speedway Boogie” by the Grateful Dead since 2011. Robinson, Casal and MacDougall returned for the second song of a two-song encore -a cover of Joe Cocker’s “High Time We Went.” John Bell & Co. first covered “High Time We Went” back in November and also performed the Cocker tune on New Year’s Eve.
Widespread Panic now heads to Phoenix for McDowell Mountain Music Festival.
Watch Widespread Panic debut “Steven’s Cat” thanks to MrTopdogger:
Setlist (via PanicStream]
Set One: No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature, Good People > JAM > Bust It Big, Jack > Who Do You Belong To?, The Poorhouse of Positive Thinking, Steven’s Cat*, Lil Kin, Action Man (63 mins)
Set Two: North > Chilly Water > Cease Fire > Driving Song > Pilgrims > JAM > Drumz^ > Driving Song > Chilly Water, Good Morning Little School Girl**^^#, New Speedway Boogie**^^# (91 mins)
Encore: End of the Show, High Time We Went**^^# (13 mins)
*FTP new original
^ w/ Tony Leone (CRB) on percussion
**w/ Chris Robinson on vocals
^^w/ Neil Casal on guitar
# Adam MacDougall on keys